|Originally posted by fventura
I assume you figured out the problem you had with the image being shifted? I saw your troubles on the HTPC forum. I am considering the same plasma and was a little taken back when I read about your myHD problems as I am going to use myHD also.
If you figured it out what was it?
Have you tried SageTV with the NEC?
I can get the MyHD to work by compensating with the horizontal shift on the NEC. Unfortunately, this ruins my desktop.
I brought this up again in the "Unofficial MyHD support" thread and was not well received by Cliff Watson (who seems to be the self appointed guru). I was instructed to return my card and personally attacked. It was most unpleasant. So I monitor that thread but stay off it.
I can only hope that someone from MIT is paying attention to this forum.
Cliff is apparently tied into DigitalConnections and they are
non-responsive, so far anyway.
While I like the DVI output of the MYHD card. The reliability and software quality is only fair. You have to run the Beta software to avoid crashes with the newer cards due to memory timing problems.
It is really too bad because all they would have to do is implement some advanced image adjustment controls and it would work fine.
People like me would be willing to try experiments if they do not have the hardware necessary to test. That does not seem to be the cards.
While I applaud the efforts of small companies like MIT, I think that sooner or later they will have to realize that customers want to buy products that work not beta's. They are quite understanding if you treat them right.
I would buy the Plasma you want and not worry about $300 HTDV cards. They are only interim solutions. Eventually, we will get a quality card that can supply true PVR functionality.
I have never tried SaveTV since I have a TiVo. I use the MyHD for Hi-Def tuning/recording only.